Fecon to introduce its first 200-hp mulching tractor at The Utility Expo
By Jenny LescohierAugust 18, 2021
Fecon will introduce the 225VST Mulching Tractor at The Utility Expo in Louisville this September 28-30.
Fecon purchased Vermeer’s line of forestry mulching tractors earlier this year, and the new 200-horsepower machine will be officially unveiled in the Vermeer booth at the show formerly known as ICUEE.
Available through Signature Level Vermeer dealers, the 225VST is manufactured for Vermeer and designed for large right-of-way and landclearing jobs.
The Tier 4/Stage V-compliant 225VST is equipped with the Fecon Power Management System that allows it to mulch uphill while maintaining control over both the lift arms and track system. The company said it “optimizes both the recovery and staying power of the mulching head.”
The 225VST produces 576 foot-pounds of torque at 1,500 rpm. Delivering 80 gallons per minute at 5,000 psi, its hydraulic system is powerful enough to run Fecon’s RK8620 Bull Hog mulcher.
According to the company, the new model is designed to process materials faster with fewer passes, and it has a broad range of motion for felling and below-grade work.
With a ground clearance of 21 inches, the D3 undercarriage in the 225VST is meant for the toughest mulching applications. Optional Severe Duty Forestry Skids provide added longevity to the tracks in severe applications.
Oversized cooling capabilities allow the 225VST to work at full power in harsh applications. Automatic Hydraulic Reversing Fans for both coolers are designed to keep the radiators clean and running at peak efficiency, even in dusty and debris-filled applications, while reversing fan timers are adjustable to allow operators to optimize the 225VST to the exact application they are running in.
Technological advancements include a 7-inch Touchscreen IQAN controller that manages everything from the HVAC to the Fecon Power Management System. IQAN allows remote connectivity, through a smartphone app, that allows the machine to be accessed and troubleshot from anywhere.
On-board troubleshooting, via the Smart Fuse Box and CAN Bus system, is intended to allow for quick and easy diagnostics of the machine to help get operators back to work as soon as possible. Meanwhile, preset operator levels allow for adjustment into the lift arm and tilt speeds, shortening the operator learning curve on the machine.